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In 2018, we can expect that these attacks are only going to become more frequent and intense. Operations security (OPSEC) specialists in the know are putting this type of breach at or near the top of their priority lists.
Member of vDos booter 'taken advantage of' by vDos crew Brit teen Jack Chappell has avoided being sent to prison after pleading guilty to helping launch DDoS attacks against NatWest, Amazon and Netflix, among others.…

Jack of all trades

Among this array of threats we found a rather interesting sample – Trojan.AndroidOS.Loapi.

This Trojan boasts a complicated modular architecture that means it can conduct a variety of malicious activities: mine cryptocurrencies, annoy users with constant ads, launch DDoS attacks from the affected device and much more.
Jha rule-breaker confesses IoT gadget hack crimes, now facing the slammer A former New Jersey college student has copped to helping create and run the massive Mirai DDoS botnet.…
The Bitcoin industry is now one of the top 10 most-targeted industries for DDoS campaigns. Price manipulation could be one goal, Imperva says.
100,000 devices infected in 60 hours by strain that targeted ZyXEL devices.
Being enthusiastic shoppers just like many other people around the world, at Kaspersky Lab we are, however paranoid enough to look at any Internet of Things (IoT)-device with some concern, even when the price is favorable.
So we randomly took several different connected devices and reviewed their security set up.
Organizations face an average of eight attempts a day, up from an average of four per day at the beginning of this year.
Variants on zombie horde that took down Dyn still at large The Mirai botnet is alive and kicking more than a year after its involvement in a DDoS attack that left many of the world's biggest websites unreachable.…
Survey finds 69% of companies' distributed denial-of-service attack defenses were breached in the past year - despite their confidence in the mitigation technologies.
Survey results reveal 88 percent of U.S. businesses are confident in the current state of DDoS threat mitigation–the highest proportion in the international study–despite high percentage of verified attacks.
All Brother printers with a Debut Web front-end carry a flaw that allows attackers to distribute a single malformed HTTP POST request, researchers revealed today.